USF News Releases

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Latest Press Releases

Rev. James Hanvey, S.J., Presents Summer Lecture Series at USF

Climate-Change & Encyclical Experts at USF

New Senior Director Named at USF’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

Eventbrite Co-Founder & President Julia Hartz to Speak at USF’s Annual Women’s Leadership & Philanthropy Luncheon, May 15

USF Honors Henry’s House of Coffee and Aunt Ann’s In-House Staffing with 2015 Family Business Awards

USF Hosts Annual Human Rights Film Festival April 9-11, 2015

USF’s China Business Studies Initiative Hosts: Cracking the U.S. Market, Feb. 26-28

USF Welcomes #BlackLivesMatter co-founder to Feb. 24 Teach-In

USF Selects 2015 Winner of Statewide Prize

Nationally Recognized Business Leaders Aída M. Álvarez and Deborah Álvarez-Rodriguez Speak at USF’s Latinas in Leadership Forum on Jan. 30

Impressive Dürer Art Exhibit Opens at USF

USF and VA Northern California Health Care System Receive $4.6 million to Train VA Nurses and Create Residency Program

California’s Police Chiefs and Experts Discuss Law Enforcement Technology

Actor & Activist Danny Glover Honored at USF Commencement(1)

Adobe Systems’ Charles M. Geschke Receives Honorary Doctorate at USF’s Dec. 12 Commencement

USF Celebrates 900 Graduates, Honors Former Prime Minster of Haiti at December Commencement

USF Professors Launch Website to Identify Vendor-Physician Payments

USF Convenes Parenting Symposium: Supporting Families in the Digital Age

USF’s Center for Asia Pacific Studies Hosts Fall Symposium

University of San Francisco (USF) Inaugurates 28th President

USF’s Engage San Francisco Initiative Announces Recipients of First-Ever Grant Program

Janice Mirikitani and Chip Conley Speak at USF

USF Welcomes British Jesuit as New LoSchiavo Chair

USF Education Dean Talks Education & The Arts, Sept. 10

University of San Francisco and Prebacked Host MedHack Sept. 6-7

Giant Panda Event at USF Sept. 10

San Francisco’s Poet Laureate and Glide Foundation Co-Founder to Teach at USF

USF Welcomes New Faculty Member in Hospitality Management

University of San Francisco Partners with The Mexican Museum to Present Dobles Vidas

USF’s Lane Center Welcomes Theology Scholar Lisa Fullam

USF Names New Dean for School of Management

Java Beach Café and Harrington Galleries to Receive Family Business Award

Off-the-Grid’s Matt Cohen Speaks at USF

USF Dean Elected to the Association of California Nurse Leaders Board

USF Selects New President

Human Rights Film Festival Begins at USF, April 3-5

USF’s Online Training Wins 2014 Excellence Award for Intervention & Prevention

USF Launches China Business Studies Initiative

School of Law Announces New Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation


USF Partners with The Mexican Museum to Present Latin American Art Exhibition ¡Escultura!

USF to Host Hundreds of Law Enforcement Professionals Jan. 6-7

University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts Department Presents Fall Dance Show

USF Law School Provides Free Legal Services to Young Entrepreneurs

USF Celebrates Opening of $54 million Center for Science & Innovation

International Digital Disease Detection Conference at USF Sept. 18-20(1)

University of San Francisco Announces First Recipient of Statewide Prize

University of San Francisco Announces 2010 Recipient of Statewide Prize

Renowned Chef Alice Waters to Receive Award

USF Partners with Mayor Ed Lee to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

USF Hosts Computer Science Camp for Girls

Women in Sports Conference at USF July 29

USF Hosts Conference on Homeland Security & Disaster Response July 23

National Trustee Leadership Conference at USF

Lane Center Welcomes Kristin Heyer

Lee Bycel Joins Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at USF

USF Dean Becomes New Member of the San Francisco Health Commission

USF Honors San Francisco Free Clinic With Statewide Prize

Jack Abramoff Speaks at USF

USF Welcomes What If? Founder Margaret Trost at May 18 Commencement

Stockton's Bishop Stephen Blaire to Receive Honorary Degree at USF

USF Honors Co-Founder Gary White on May 17

Kathy’s Chinese California Cuisine and Kel-Toy, Inc. to Receive 2013 Family Business Award

USF Welcomes New Dean for the School of Education

Airbnb CEO Speaks at 23rd Annual Hospitality Industry Symposium

Center for the Pacific Rim Presents: “The Imperial Court in China, Japan, and Korea: Women, Servants”

USF Presents: 11th Annual Human Rights Film Festival

Tim Wise to Speak on “Colorblindness” at USF on Feb. 26

USF Hosts a Panel Discussion on Japanese Internment Feb. 20

USF Hosts a Free Interfaith Lecture featuring Rt. Rev. William E. Swing

USF School of Law Hosts California Supreme Court Feb. 5

Mark Shriver to speak at USF

USF to Host Hundreds of Law Enforcement Professionals Jan. 7-8

University of San Francisco Honors Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Mario Joseph

University of San Francisco Honors “Mother of Tibet” Jetsun Pema

David DeWalt Speaks at USF School of Management Graduation

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Burmese Community in San Francisco

USF School of Law Celebrates 100 Years in San Francisco

Attorney, Speechwriter for Martin Luther King Jr. to Teach at USF

USF Hosts Academic Boot Camps for Incoming Analytics Students

USF Hosts National Trustee Leadership Conference, July 19 (July 2)

San Francisco Giants to Receive Statewide Prize from USF

FCC Approves Sale of KUSF

USF Unveils First-Ever Visibility Campaign (April 2)

USF Hosts 22nd Annual Hospitality Industry Symposium April 27 (March 30)

USF hosts 10th Annual Human Rights Film Festival (March 22)

USF Sponsors Event: Aligning Values with Work and Daily Life (March 1)

USF Hosts China Conference on Sustainability (Feb. 24)

USF Hosts Forum on Reframing the “Achievement Gap”

Best-Selling Author, Chaplain of “The Colbert Report” Visits USF on Feb. 6 (Jan. 31)

University of San Francisco Celebrates New San Jose Location with Ribbon Cutting on Feb. 3 (Jan. 30)

USF Sacramento Announces New Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (Jan. 17)

Hundreds of Law Enforcement Professionals Gather at USF (Jan. 9, 2012)

MBA Students Travel to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Istanbul (Jan. 6, 2012)

USF Hosts America’s Leading Macroeconomists (Dec. 13, 2011)

Nearly 900 Students Graduate from USF (Dec. 16, 2011)

Researchers Look for GREEN Residents for New Study (Nov. 10, 2011)'s Rock 'n' Swap 2011 (Nov. 13, 2011)

USF's School of Education Wins $2M Grant (Oct. 14, 2011)

USF Celebrates 60th Anniversary of 1951 Dons (Oct. 3, 2011)

Conference on Global Chinese Currency (Oct. 7, 2011)

USF Hosts Candidates for SF Sheriff (Oct. 4, 2011)

Director of Public Health Speaks at USF (June 15, 2011)

USF Announces New Director of Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership (Sept. 2, 2011)

University of San Francisco Debuts New Logo & Tagline (Aug. 19, 2011)

University of San Francisco Buys Historic Building Downtown (Aug. 3, 2011)

USF's Thacher Gallery presents Monsters in the Bookshelf

Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group Announces New Relationship with the University of San Francisco, June 2011

USF Hosts Computer Science Summer Enrichment for High School Girls

USF's McCarthy Center Releases First Bay Area Regional Survey

Daniel Lurie Wins 2011 USF California Prize

USF's Lane Center Announces New Book

USF Hosts Cardinal Walter Kasper Feb. 21 Hosts Rock ‘N’ Swap

USF Hosts 21st Annual Hospitality Industry Symposium April 21, 2011

2010 Thacher Gallery Student Show

April Action Day 2010

2010 Business Plan Competition School of Business and Professional Studies

Adobe Systems Co-founder Dr. Charles M. Geschke Accepts Inaugural Rossi Chair

USF Receives National Award for Campus Internationalization

USF Launches Custom Zimride Rideshare Community